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    Bisection method help

    Or "How do I avoid carpal tunnel syndrome while using this method"

    I have a series of problems using the bisection method that go through the process a minimum of ten times. Considering I have joint issues, this is painful in both time/labor and physically.

    What's the easiest/fastest way to get my calculator to do as much of the work as possible? Right now I'm manually entering values into a table and using a second calculator to calculate midpoints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolvenmoon View Post
    Or "How do I avoid carpal tunnel syndrome while using this method"

    I have a series of problems using the bisection method that go through the process a minimum of ten times. Considering I have joint issues, this is painful in both time/labor and physically.

    What's the easiest/fastest way to get my calculator to do as much of the work as possible? Right now I'm manually entering values into a table and using a second calculator to calculate midpoints.
    if you have a TI-83/84 ...

    programs

    look under the College algebra/Precalculus section ... first entry is a Bisection method program available for download.
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    So there isn't a way to do it, or at least in the table say "x_3 = (x_2+x_1)/2"?


    My school has let me use a TI-89 since beginning algebra, they are fully aware of what a TI-89 can do. I've been respectful of that and any time the TI-89 can outright work a problem, I don't do it. I also don't load programs onto it.

    My goal is to avoid having to type out (3.32265625+3.3359375)/2 and so on and so forth each time. Not have the entire thing done for me.
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